Literary Gloucester, A Walking Tour
Gloucester has been home to great writers since at least the early nineteenth century when Judith Sargent Murray penned her feminist poems. T.S. Eliot, Nobel Prize winner, spent nearly every summer of his boyhood in Gloucester and themes of the sea often turn up in his poetry. Charles Olson and Vincent Ferrini maintained a poetic dialogue in the 20th century on what it meant to be a good citizen. Add to these the authors who blew into Gloucester to write one work, like Rudyard Kipling and his “Captains Courageous,” Henry Wordsworth Longfellow with “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” or even genre horror author H.P. Lovecraft with “The Shadow over Innsmouth.” Tours led by noted raconteur Phil Storey.
A project of the 400th+ Literary Committee
COST: Free, but tips gratefully accepted. Reservations recommended: https://www.gloucesterma400.org/event/literary-gloucester-a-walking-tour/
Saturdays: July 29, New: August 5th, August 26, New: September 2nd, September 30
TIME: 10 -12 AM.
WHERE: Meet outside of the Sawyer Free Library, temporary location, 21 Main Street, for a two hour walk around downtown Gloucester. Rain or shine.